Domestic Partnerships in California

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This educational video about California Domestic Partners and trusts was produced by California estate planning & elder law attorney Randall F. Kaiden. This video is about Domestic Partnership law in California. In order to qualify as a Registered Domestic Partner, either same-sex couples or different-sex couples where one partner is at least 62 years of age must:

1) Have a common residence
2) Agree to be responsible for each other’s basic living expenses
3) Neither person can be married or be a member of another Registered Domestic Partnership
4) The two persons cannot be related to each other
5) Both persons must be at least 18 years old AND they must:
6) File for Domestic Partnership with the California Secretary of State where they agree to California court jurisdiction if the couple seeks a dissolution or nullity of the relationship. Please see the video for more details, especially how the law affects Probate Law and Estate Planning.

Randall F. Kaiden, founding attorney at Kaiden Elder Law Group, PC (and The Trust Store-our online portal), was born and raised in Los Angeles. In 1998, he began working in tax, estate planning and probate law. Soon thereafter, he added Medi-Cal & Veterans Planning to his practice. Since that time, he has been VA Accredited to represent claimants before the Department of Veteran’s Affairs. He is a member of Elder Counsel, Wealth Counsel and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. His practice is elder-centered, helping people respond to the challenges associated with chronic illness or disability as well as focusing on asset preservation, probate avoidance, tax reduction, trusts and estates.

Attorney: Randall Kaiden, Esq.

These online videos and reading materials were prepared by Randall F. Kaiden, Esq. and for informational purposes only. They therefore DO NOT CONSTITUTE LEGAL ADVICE OR SERVICES. Watching and reading the information contained here is not intended to create an attorney-client relationship. Do not rely upon any information you receive here for any purpose without seeking independent legal advice from a licensed attorney in your State. The information provided here is very general and may or may not reflect the most current law. Thus, the information contained here is not promised or guaranteed to be correct or complete. Nothing contained on this website or retransmitted on any other is intended to be used or relied on, by any taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed on the taxpayer under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended. TAXPAYERS MUST SEEK INDEPENDENT TAX LEGAL ADVISE FOR THEIR OWN PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES, WITH RESPECT TO ANY TRANSACTION OR MATTER CONTAINED HEREIN. Randall F. Kaiden expressly disclaims all liability in respect to actions taken or not taken based on any and all of the information (in any format) provided here.


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